Press Releases

NOAA Greenlights Gray Whale Hunt for Makah Tribe

Friday, June 14, 2024
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is disappointed with yesterday’s decision by federal regulators to issue a waiver of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to the Makah Tribe of Washington state to hunt whales over...

House Bill Would Ban Wildlife Killing Contests on Public Lands

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Today, more than 14 members of the US House of Representatives introduced legislation that would prohibit organizing, sponsoring, conducting, or participating in wildlife killing contests on more than 500 million acres of US public lands.